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Critic’s picks: Kids’ concert at Seattle Symphony, “Savage Seas” at Harbor History Museum, Tacoma Concert Band does Sousa and Darwin-inspired art books at UPS

Post by Rosemary Ponnekanti / The News Tribune on April 19, 2013 at 5:12 am with No Comments »
April 17, 2013 9:10 am
Diane Stemper, "Darwin's Doldrums." Courtesy photo.
Diane Stemper, “Darwin’s Doldrums.” Courtesy photo.

Darwin-inspired art books at the UPS Collins Library

Ohio artist Diane Stemper makes artist books in a wide variety of forms inspired by the science of Charles Darwin and the art of collecting, comparing and classifying, using drawing, linoleum prints, digital prints, found text and more. Artist conversation 4-5 p.m. today. 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Sunday through May 25. Free. Collins Memorial Library, University of Puget Sound, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma. 253-879-3675, pugetsound.edu

Seattle Symphony kids’ concert

If you missed the Tacoma Symphony’s Family  Concert last weekend, don’t fret: The Seattle Symphony is playing Stravinsky’s lushly melodic “Firebird Suite,” together with a contemporary percussion concerto, at a concert aimed at kids ages six to 12. 11 a.m. April 20 (10 a.m. petting zoo and activities), free workshop afterward at Soundbridge Center. $20 adults/$15 students, seniors. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. 206-336-6600, seattlesymphony.org

“Savage Seas” paleontology at Harbor History Museum

The Harbor History Museum hosts touring blockbuster exhibit “Savage Seas” featuring over 14 complete specimens of ancient marine reptiles from the Cretaceous period, including Tylosaurus, Archelon and Megalodon. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday through July 14. $7 adults/$6 military, seniors/$5 ages 7-15/free for ages six and under. Harbor History Museum, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor. 253-858-6722, harborhistorymuseum.org

Tacoma Concert Band plays Sousa

Join the Tacoma Concert Band as they recreate the era of John Philip Sousa, America’s most beloved march composer. Featured soloists include Seattle Symphony percussionist Ron Johnson and TCB principal clarinet Lawrence Bradley, with director Robert Musser portraying Sousa himself in a program of Sousa, Tchaikowsky, Rossinin and Rimsky-Korsakov. 7:30 p.m. April 20. From $16/18 and under free with paid adult. Pantages Theater, 901 Broadway, Tacoma. 253-591-5894, tacomaconcertband.org, broadwaycenter.org


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